Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Oct 2010 22:22 UTC, submitted by vivainio
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu This is kind of... Well, good news, I suppose? It depends on where you allegiances lie, but it seems like Ubuntu is warming up to the idea of using Qt to develop applications. It's no secret that Qt is a far more advanced development framework than Gtk+, so it only makes sense for Ubuntu - a GNOME/Gtk+ distribution - is looking at it.
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Comment by LB06
by LB06 on Wed 20th Oct 2010 23:44 UTC
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Makes perfect sense. It is hardly a secret that Qt is technically superior to Gtk+. The only reason Linux hasn't more or less standardized on Qt is because of historical reasons. There used to be a lot of confusion and uncertainty about the licensing of Qt, which is why so many apps settled on Gtk instead.

Besides, the differences in look and feel are not that gigantic anymore. The community and also Ubuntu has done a great job integrating both UI toolkits. I bet many people (even Linux people) don't even know VLC, for instance, uses Qt. And as already has been said, KDE is not equal to Qt. KDE merely uses Qt, but Qt is broader.

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RE: Comment by LB06
by Morty on Thu 21st Oct 2010 06:45 in reply to "Comment by LB06"
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The community and also Ubuntu has done a great job integrating both UI toolkits.

A greate job indeed, but the statment is not correct. All intergration work has been done by the KDE and Qt community, the Nokia Qt developers and developers from Novell/SuSE. In that area Ubuntu has done nothing, expect packaging the work done by others for their distribution.

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RE[2]: Comment by LB06
by LB06 on Thu 21st Oct 2010 08:11 in reply to "RE: Comment by LB06"
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Ok, wasn't aware of that. Thanks for the information. But that doesn't change the outcome.

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